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Berlin Regina St. Jarre 2024 Regina (Bossie) St. Jarre, 86, beloved wife of the late Donald St. Jarre, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2024. Born in Fort Kent, Maine, January 25, 1938, and a longtime resident of Kensington; she was the daughter of the late Leo and Melonia Bossie. She worked at Fafnir Bearing for many years, and after retirement, she worked at SEMAC Electrical Contractors. She was a dedicated member and volunteer at St. Paul Church in Kensington for many years, as well as a member of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Jean de Baptiste. She enjoyed gardening and hosting family gatherings. She was predeceased by her brothers Paul, Leonard, Romain, Ronaldo, Normand, Orenie, Camille and Edgar Bossie; her... Kensington, Connecticut Ann Mattioli 1945 — 2024 Ann Marie Mattioli, of Kensington, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2024, at the age of 78 after a long illness. Ann was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on September 16, 1945 to Matilda "Tilda" (Tura) and Harold P. Mattioli. She graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1963 and soon after moved with her family to Simsbury, Connecticut. She returned to Massachusetts to attend school at Lasell Junior College, graduating in 1965, and then Russell Sage College, where she graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1967. Ann enjoyed a career helping others as a social worker for the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services until her retirement in 2000. Ann was... Berlin, Connecticut Herbert F. Speer, Jr. 1935 — 2024 Herbert Franklin Speer Jr. 88 passed away on April 7, 2024. He resided in Berlin, CT. He was born on Aril 17, 1935 in Orange, New Jersey. He came to work at Klingberg Children's Home, New Britain when he was 19. He entered the U.S. Army 11/7/1957 discharged 9/1959. Herb had a full and vibrant life from beginning to end and touched the lives of many people along the way. The joy of his life has been his family. He leaves behind 4 children: Dawn, Scott (Dawn Marie), Heather and Drew (Renne) and his predeceased son in law Joseph Carlino. He adored his 7 grandchildren Sal (Nicole), Jessica (Jon), Danielle, Caitlyn, Matthew (Erin), Christian and Kylie and His 4 great grandchildren Charlotte,... Berlin Edward L. Schmidt 1930 — 2024 Edward L. Schmidt, 93, of Berlin, husband of Barbara (Bischoff) Schmidt, passed away peacefully Thursday (March 21, 2024) at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in New Britain, he was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1948, and was owner and operator of Drain Doctor Inc. for 25 years, retiring in 1988. Ed proudly served in the United Sates Navy. He also was a former Alderman at Large for the City of New Britain before moving to Berlin where he served the community as a former member of the Berlin Building Commission and Berlin Safety Commission to the town of Berlin. Ed served his community in many capacities. He was a valued member of the Berlin Lions... Berlin Lincoln L. Versachi 1942 — 2024 Lincoln L. Versachi, 81, of Berlin, husband of Janice Bonfiglio Versachi, passed away Thursday (March 21, 2024) at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in New Britain, graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1959 and a US Air Force veteran, Lincoln has been a Berlin resident since 1979. He was employed as a Computer Operator/Programmer for the State of CT Department of Motor Vehicles for many years. Lincoln was a member of St. Paul's Church in Berlin. Lincoln enjoyed cruising in his silver Mustang GT, dining out and aquiring the latest computer technology. He enjoyed traveling to California, New York, Florida and explored the mountains of Colorado. His hobbies included... Berlin Patricia "Pat" Spring 1923 — 2024 Patricia "Pat" (Mathewson) Spring, 100, of Kensington, CT, widow of Frank F. Spring, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Meriden, she was a former New Britain resident and lived in the Berlin-Kensington area since 1951. She was the daughter of Raymond E. and Winifred (Doherty) Mathewson. She was a graduate of New Britain High School and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia (then a branch of the University of Virginia and now called The University of Mary Washington) where she received a Bachelor's Degree in English. She also received a Master's Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University. Pat... Berlin Beverly (Casalengo) Symonaitis 1936 — 2024 Beverly Casalengo Symonaitis, age 87, of Berlin, CT, and Port St Lucie, Florida, passed away January 11, 2024, with the warrior spirit that she is known for, in the love and comfort of her childhood home surrounded by her long time caregiving daughters, Rebecca Charamut Cass, and Rachael Symonaitis Hoops. Beverly was a lifelong Berlin resident, born November 14, 1936, to the late Sylvia M. DiPietro of Berlin, and the late Charles Casalengo of Newington. Beverly attended Yokohama High School in Yokohama, Japan, while her step father served in the US Army, returning stateside to graduate from Berlin High School. Beverly was predeceased by her first husband Charles Charamut, and second husband... Wethersfield Steven Motyka 2024 Steven D. Motyka, longtime resident of Wethersfield, CT, passed away on January 5th, 2024. He was 46 years old. Born in New Britain, he was the son of James S. Motyka and Kathleen S. Motyka. He graduated from Berlin High School class of 1995 and from CCSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He was employed at Voya Financial Services Company and worked in the 401(k) department. He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved all teams Boston. He played all sports growing up but golf was his passion. He played on the Berlin High School golf team and was part of the 1993 State Championship team, as well as coming in second in the individual State Championship Golf tournament at... Kensington, Connecticut Patricia R. De Vivo 1930 — 2024 Patricia R. De Vivo, 93, of Edgewood Road, Kensington, and Hillcrest Road, Old Lyme, died peacefully at her home on Friday, January 5, 2024, with her family at her side. Pat grew up in Berlin and was the daughter of the late Robert J. Ritchie and Hazel (Bernier) Ritchie. She was a 1949 graduate of Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain and went on to graduate in 1951 from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, as a registered nurse. She started her nursing career working in a physician's office and for the New Britain Visiting Nurses Association. When Pat stepped away from nursing to raise her four children, she worked alongside her husband, Edward, to build his bus company, DATTCO, into... Kensington Maurren B. Liegeot 2024 Maureen Burke Liegeot, longtime resident of Kensington, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2024. Born in Portland, Maine, Maureen was the oldest of nine children of Lt. Colonel Edward J. Burke and Marion Dugan Burke. She graduated from Highland Falls High School of West Point, NY, and Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. While in college, Maureen modeled for Kodak and Breck, and after graduating she taught school in Barcelona, Spain. In 1958, Maureen married Rene Liegeot at West Point and they settled in Kensington, where they raised their family and attended St. Paul Church. Using her sewing and knitting skills, she made holidays unforgettable by creating festive clothing for... Berlin, Connecticut Robert L. DeMarco 1944 — 2024 Robert L. DeMarco, 79, of Berlin, husband of Tina (Giarratana) DeMarco, passed away unexpectedly Monday (January 1, 2024) at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Hartford, he lived in Berlin since 1946 and was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1962. Bob received his Bachelor's Degree from CCSC and a Master in Special Education from St. Joseph's University. Bob was an Elementary School Teacher in the New Britain School System, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the Crossroads Church of God in Berlin and was an active member of CCARC in New Britain. Besides his wife Tina, he leaves a son, Douglas DeMarco of New Britain; two daughters, Sarah Dillemuth and her... Kensington Beverly (Falcone) Veley 1926 — 2023 Beverly (Falcone) Veley, 97, of Kensington, wife of the late Wilbert "Bill" Veley, passed away Saturday (December 23, 2023) at her home. Born in Hartford, she was a former Newington and Wethersfield resident, moving to Kensington in 1956. A graduate of Wethersfield High School, Class of 1945, Bev was a volunteer for over 20 years at New Britain General Hospital, was a longtime volunteer at Repertory Theater in New Britain, and was a former sales/event coordinator for Al Gentile and his band. Surviving are two sons, Scott Veley and his wife Joan of Berlin; and Jaye Veley and his wife Stacy of Newington; two grandsons, Jayson Veley and his wife Sarah of Plainville; and Tate Veley and his... Berlin Thomas P. Majewski 1944 — 2023 Thomas P. Majewski, 79, of Berlin, passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Theodore and Violet (Gottlin) Majewski. Thomas was a long time Berlin resident and was formerly employed for 38 years with the Town of Berlin, before retiring. Surviving are his daughter, Marlo Matassa and her husband Ryan of Kensington; and two grandchildren, Patrick Matassa and Lily Matassa. A private graveside service will be held at Maple Cemetery in Berlin. Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, is in charge of arrangements. Please share a memory of Thomas with the family in the online guest book at Berlin Joseph Sambitsky 2023 Joseph Sambitsky, 76, of Berlin, husband of the late Alice (Nadeau) Sambitsky, and son of the late John Sambitsky and Maryanne Michalski Sambitsky Malawaka, passed away Sunday (December 10, 2023) at Jerome Home in New Britain. A New Britain native and former resident, he lived in Berlin since 1997. Joe served with the U.S Army during the Vietnam War and was employed at the Corbin-Russwin division of Emhart Corporation in Berlin for forty-four years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the former St. Andrews Catholic Church in New Britain. Surviving is his son, John Sambitsky and his wife Nikki of Kensington; two stepsons, Michael Charette of Cromwell and Paul "Randy" Charette... Kensington Susan B. Stein 1941 — 2023 Susan B. Stein, 82, of Kensington, widow of the late Robert E. Stein, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023 in the comfort of her own home. Susan was born on November 11, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Nobel and Eleanor (Zimmermann) Benson. Upon graduation from Central Connecticut State College, Sue worked as an elementary school teacher at Elizabeth Green Elementary School in Newington, where she met her future husband. Once her daughter, Laura, was born, Sue took great pleasure in being a stay-at-home mother, homemaker, and later assisting with her two cherished grandchildren, Paul and Katie. She found true joy in being a part of their lives. Sue loved to sew and cheer for her... Berlin Theresa DeMay 1928 — 2023 Theresa DeMay, 95, of Berlin, widow of Bernald DeMay, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Ignatious and Mary Rzepnicki. Theresa was a former Tolland resident before moving to Berlin. She was a member of St. Paul Church, the Red Hat Society, RSVP, and the Berlin Senior Center. Theresa was a volunteer for the Food Pantry and the Red Cross. Surviving are her children, Kathleeen Bruni of Clinton, Susan DeMay Caputo of Berlin, James DeMay of Berlin, and Christine Waldron and her husband Brian of Terryville; five grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Jessica Sue, Casey Johnson, Tyler Bruni and Benjamin Bruni; three great-grandchildren, Isabella... Berlin Deborah Wood 1943 — 2023 Deborah (Bruce) Wood, 80, of Kensington, wife of Grant L. Wood Jr., passed away Friday (November 10, 2023) at Apple Rehab of Cromwell. She was a Berlin resident most of her life. A graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1961, she received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education from CCSU. Deborah was a member of Kensington Congregational Church. Besides her husband Grant, she leaves two sons, Anthony Wood and his wife Jill of Berlin; and Steven Wood and his wife Debra Ann of East Berlin; a daughter, Tena Levine of Oakwood, GA; seven grandchildren, Jeremy and his fianc? Hannah Trovitch, Joshua, Samantha and Grace Wood; and Kaylie, Eliah and Matthew... Kensington Richard John Paskiewicz 1943 — 2023 Richard John Paskiewicz, age 80, passed peacefully at home on October 31, 2023, surrounded by his family. Born in 1943, he spent the first 14 years of his life in Plantsville, Connecticut, where he fondly recalled the Norman Rockwell cover of the Saturday Evening Post, serving as an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Church, his grandmother's Easter bread, and noticing the trains on his way to and from school. He and his brother Robert and their parents moved to Berlin in 1957 where he made lifelong friendships at Berlin High School, from which he graduated in 1961. After college and earning his master's and sixth year degree, Richard began his career as a teacher in 1965 in the Rocky Hill... Berlin, Kensington, New Britain Barbara O'Sullivan Larese 1923 — 2023 With sadness we announce the passing of Barbara O'Sullivan Larese, widow of Fred J. Larese. Family and friends and the team at the Jefferson House celebrated her 100th birthday this past May. Born in New Britain, daughter of the late Lucy (Sanders) O'Sullivan and John O'Sullivan. She was the last of the 12 O'Sullivan siblings of Brook St. Barbara attended local schools and started her career following many siblings at New Britain Machine as a secretary and retired working for the State of Connecticut. Over her life span she was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church, where she attended school, St. Mary Church, St. John's Church and St. Paul's Church. Barbara leaves her two daughters:... Berlin Kerry Lee Ingerson 1954 — 2023 Kerry Lee Ingerson, 69, of Berlin, passed away October 18, 2023. He joins his immediate family Robert and Grace Ingerson and "Robby" as he affectionately called him. He leaves behind his beloved pup "Lady Bug", who was his constant companion, as well as his cousins Donna Janazzo of Harwinton with whom he enjoyed antique shopping and trips up north; Diane Dahn of Southington who he enjoyed sharing a glass of wine and good conversation with; and Brenda Janazzo and her son Jay of Plymouth who he thought of as a nephew. Kerry looked forward to holidays and long visits at their lake house. One of Kerry's greatest accomplishments was serving in the Air Force as a medic. He proudly would...
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